Jerry Lee Lewis – Sometimes A Memory Ain't Enough
- Label: Mercury Records SRM 1-677 / PR2
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1973
- Grade LP: (G+) Sleeve: (VG)
Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough is an album by Jerry Lee Lewis released on Mercury Records in 1973.
Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough was another Top 10 album for Lewis, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard country albums chart. Lewis gives committed performances, although producer Stan Kesler's growing penchant of sweetening the sound with strings and backing vocalists diluted some of the harder edges that were evident on Jerry Lee's earlier country albums like Another Place, Another Time and Touching Home. It kept Lewis competitive on the radio, however, and the Stan Kesler-penned title track rose to number 6. Although Lewis had released the rocking The Session...Recorded in London with Great Artists earlier in the year, one listen to his new LP revealed that he had not turned his back on his country audience. He gives a moving performance on George Jones's "What My Woman Can't Do" and covers fellow pianist Leon Russell's lonely lament "My Cricket and Me." The rollicking "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" was released as a second single and but did not crack the Top 20.